5 TED Talks to Use During Health Class

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This week, I’ve been getting ready to make the trek from Shanghai out to Seattle for the SHAPE America National convention, and I’m super excited. Love the chance to connect with other health teachers and see what everyone’s been up to. What I wasn’t so excited about, however, was writing up a week’s worth of sub

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Starting a Classroom Meditation Practice

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“OK, I get it. The kids need to meditate… but how does that work, exactly?” We live in some hyper-connected times; stress levels are on the way up as attention spans are on the way down. Equipping students with the skills needed to slow down and be mindful can help them as they struggle to find focus

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Mindfulness in the NBA

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Phil Jackson has taken over the Knicks,  and one of the big changes he’s bringing with him is a focus on mindfulness. Meditation has been scientifically proven to benefit athletes, but often they have a difficult time getting the practice started. In this article from ESPN, Phil Jackson explains why… “We’re about action; we’re about this intense

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Meditation for the middle school set…

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Last year, after learning about the powerful impact meditation was having on middle school students in San Francisco, we decided to give it a try in our Health classes. Since we don’t have the time to implement the full Quiet Time program, we started with a modified version, doing five minutes at the beginning of each

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